ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY PENCIL TISSUE FOR “MAD MAGAZINE ” PAINTING OF ALFRED E. NEUMAN. Norman Mingo.
ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY PENCIL TISSUE FOR “MAD MAGAZINE ” PAINTING OF ALFRED E. NEUMAN

Original Mad Magazine Drawing

ORIGINAL PRELIMINARY PENCIL TISSUE FOR “MAD MAGAZINE ” PAINTING OF ALFRED E. NEUMAN.

New York: Ca. late 1960s.

Pencil on thin tracing paper, approximately 16 x 12 inches. 1 vols. Original Mad Magazine Drawing. Horizontal fold, upper margin cropped not affecting image, else fine, mounted in an archival mat. Item #11857

Norman Mingo (1896-1980) was an American artists best known for his work for Mad magazine, for which he formalized the image of Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Mingo's inititial portrait was the first time Neuman was presented in color.

This carefully executed pencil drawing by Mingo shows the grinning Alfred E. Neuman, in work clothes, atop a wrecker's ball about to smash into a partially demolished edifice labeled Warner Building. Done as a preliminary to a subsequent painting.

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